Australia commits more aid for victims of recent natural disasters in Indonesia

Friday, June 30, 2006
By nias

*This will include $10 million to establish a Nias Reconstruction Program
Indonesian and Australian Joint Commission Ministers today (29 June 2006) announced $63 million of additional development assistance to Indonesia, including $30 million to meet ongoing rebuilding needs in Yogyakarta following the recent earthquake.

The 27 May earthquake had a devastating impact on Yogyakarta and surrounding areas in Central Java, especially the districts of Bantul and Klaten. The death toll is now around 5,800, tens of thousands more have been injured and hundreds of thousands left homeless. Full story …

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